Szymon Ogryzek (born 1996 in Mikołów, Poland) is one of the most valued Polish pianists in the field of chamber music. His dedication to playing with others led him to be appointed the official pianist of the biggest and oldest masterclass in Poland - the Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Łańcut, where since 2021 Ogryzek works as a class pianist in the violin classes of Maria Machowska (concertmaster of the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra) and Wojciech Koprowski (1st violinist of the Meccore String Quartet).
Ogryzek has been awarded the Student's Noble Prize by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2020, while in 2019, together with Zuzanna Budzyńska (violin), he has been proclaimed the "Discovery of the Year" and received the prestigious Coryphaeus of the Polish Music Prize - one of the most important music awards in Poland. His project of a CD recording has been distinguished by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the "Musical Trace 2019" program and the CD itself, the POLONAISES, has been recorded for the DUX Recording Producers and very well reviewed by Polish and international music magazines. Ogryzek has been awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture twice - the students' scholarship in 2019 and the "Young Poland" Scholarship in 2021. His musical education has been supported by the Société Générale Bank and the Janeczek-Stiftung.
The pianist is well known for his passion for the education of children. He dedicated two of his thesis to research on various methods of teaching in order to find his very own, unique method, which has been influenced by Polish, Russian and Japanese methods. To broaden his teaching horizons, Ogryzek has completed the first level of the Suzuki Method training, as well as worked with children as a music educator at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Ogryzek is currently a student of Avedis Kouyoumdjian at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna. He graduated with distinction from the piano chamber music class of Katarzyna Jankowska-Borzykowska at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he studied in the piano concert class of Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just before. His artistic development has been greatly influenced by Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Marialena Fernandes, Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz and Lubow Nawrocka. He took part in masterclasses led by artists such as Dmitry Bashkirov, Fabio Bidini, Tobias Koch and Wojciech Świtała.
Szymon Ogryzek is the pianist of Cuore Piano Trio and Budzyńska-Ogryzek Duo, with which he regularly gives concerts in Poland (i.a. National Philharmonic Hall, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Castle in Łańcut), Austria, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Together with the Trio, he belongs to the Polish Music Agency and the Italian chamber music network - Le Dimore del Quartetto. His concert project of a combined recital of both the Trio and the Duo has been awarded in the Polish National Institute of Music and Dance "Stage for the Polish Music" program, which led to his debuts in three of the Polish philharmonic halls. The pianist is a prizewinner of many international chamber music competitions, i.a. in Poland, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Russia, Canada, and Singapore.